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Clinical Psychology vs Clinical Neuropsychology (The Difference) | Jurmaine Health (Aspect 3)

Clinical Psychology vs Clinical Neuropsychology (The Difference) | Jurmaine Health (Aspect 3) | Aspect 2, Abuse | Scoop.it
A Clinical psychologist is someone who can assess, diagnose and treat psychological and A neuropsychologist uses a series of tests to examine thinking areas
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jess casale's comment, March 26, 2014 8:02 AM
Clinical psychologists assess, diagnose, & treat psychological disorders affecting the mind. A few examples of that would include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ect. The difference between a clinical psychologist & a clinical neuropsychologist is that a psychologist focuses on the 'mind' while a neuropsychologist focuses on the 'brain.'
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Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging: Introduction (Aspect 3)

Foundations of Social Work Practice in the Field of Aging: Introduction (Aspect 3) | Aspect 2, Abuse | Scoop.it
The NASW Press is a leading scholarly press in the social sciences. It serves faculty, practitioners, agencies, libraries, clinicians, and researchers throughout the United States and abroad. Known for attracting expert authors, the NASW Press delivers professional information to more than 250,000 readers through its scholarly journals, books, and reference works.
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jess casale's comment, March 24, 2014 8:05 AM
Life expectancy is another factor that contributes to the need of geriatric workers. Since 1900, there as been an average gain of 28 years on a person's life. That combined with the aging baby boomers generation means the need for geriatric workers is on the rise.
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How To Become A Geriatric Psychologist | CareersInPsychology.org (Aspect 3)

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FInd out everything you would want to know about Geriatric Psychology and the careers associated with this career field.
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jess casale's comment, March 6, 2014 8:09 AM
A multitude of different facilities will hire a geropsychologist. For example nursing homes, hospitals, & residential retirement communities. They may also organize programs & activities for older adults.
jess casale's comment, March 7, 2014 7:45 AM
A geriatric psychologist must be sensitive to the needs of the patient & his or her family. They may work either directly with the individuals or as researchers. Research will often times conduct studies on the cognitive functions of the aging brain. Ways to research would include observing & interviewing a patient & their family.
jess casale's comment, March 7, 2014 7:49 AM
A clinical or counseling geriatric psychologist will works hands on with an elderly individual to assist them in over coming problems. The more minor problems include mood swings, grief, depression, & confusion. Often times those problems can be helped with either one-on-one counseling or group therapy.
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National Center on Elder Abuse

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jess casale's comment, March 3, 2014 8:16 AM
^^^^isolation, declining health, & drug/alcohol addictions.
jess casale's comment, March 4, 2014 7:47 AM
Approximately 90% of elderly abuse cases are caused by someone in the family. Though an exact number isn't known by how many are abused, it is estimated that every 1 in 10 elders are abused. The abuse is common more among women than men. Those with dementia are considered to have the highest risk of abuse than any other.
jess casale's comment, March 4, 2014 7:55 AM
Those who are abused have a 300% higher rate of earlier death than those who haven't been abused. The abuse causes a significant rise in "psychological distress & and lower perceived self-efficacy." Abuse also causes a multitude of health problems such as bone/joint problems, heart problems, high blood pressure, ect.
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Clinical Neuropsychology - American Board of Professional Psychology (Aspect 3)

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jess casale's comment, March 25, 2014 8:07 AM
Clinical neuropsychologists use knowledge of brain-behavior relationships to asses, diagnose, treat, & rehabilitate those suffering from neurological, medical, developmental, or psychiatric conditions. A clinical neuropsychologist will use psychological, neurological, & physiological methods to figure out a clients' cognitive/emotional strengths & weaknesses. They then relate their findings to normal & abnormal nervous system functioning.
jess casale's comment, March 25, 2014 8:13 AM
Services provided by a clinical psychologist often include: assessment, consultation with other professionals a different settings, intervention, conduct of clinically-relevant research, & supervision, teaching, & management activities (i.e. program development, administration). They are expected to have skills in dealing with & a sensitivity to diverse populations.
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Baby boomers increase the need for geriatric social workers, (Aspect 3)

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Since their birth in record numbers in the years following World War II , baby boomers have impacted all facets of society from housing to education. As this generation approaches its sunset years, it will continue to have great impact, in particular in health care and aging issues. By 2030, one out of five Americans will be over the age of 65. It is estimated the country will need 70,000 social workers that specialize in aging by 2020.
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jess casale's comment, March 7, 2014 7:57 AM
By the year of 2030, at least one in every five Americans will be over the age of 65. It has been estimated that by the year 2020 the country will need 70,000 social workers specializing in aging. In 2003, only an estimated 4% of social workers went into geriatrics because most of them wanted to work with children & families.
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Elderly Abuse Statistics | Statistic Brain

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jess casale's comment, March 4, 2014 8:09 AM
Most common case of abuse is neglect (almost 60%), sexual is very rare. The median age of those getting abused it 77.9. In 2010 there were 5,961,568 abuse cases, which is almost 10% of the elderly population. About 42% of murder victims over the age of 60 were killed by their own offspring & 24% by their own spouses.
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Nursing Home Abuse

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Leading informational website on nursing home abuse and neglect. For free and expert legal consultation call 1-800-516-4783
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jess casale's comment, February 19, 2014 8:10 AM
***Residents with psychiatric disorders & former criminals may also abuse others in their nursing home in this type of way.
jess casale's comment, March 3, 2014 8:03 AM
Some physical warning signs of nursing home abuse include bandages, bruises, bleeding, open wounds, bed sores, cuts, ligature marks around throat, mouth, wrists or ankles, burns/abrasions, sudden changes in weight, soiling, poor hygiene, urine, feces odor, serious infections, hair loss, & torn, stained, bloody clothing/ bedding.
jess casale's comment, March 3, 2014 8:05 AM
Emotional warning signs are harder to spot but include listlessness/unresponsiveness, infantile or other strange behaviors, physical/emotional withdrawal, disappearance of personal items, & depression/ unwillingness to open up.